A man who was arrested almost 12 years ago and fled Fairfax County was caught in Mexico last month, police said.

Wesley Thomason was arrested on Nov. 21, 2000 after he allegedly provided underage girls with illegal drugs and filmed himself engaged in sexual acts with more than one girl, according to Fairfax County police. He left Fairfax County before a court appearance.

Earlier this year, authorities developed leads that Thomason was living in Mexico. Police spokesman Officer Bud Walker said that detectives believe he was living near Mexico's largest lake, Lake Chapala. The area has become a popular place for American and Canadian retirees.

Thomason, 39, was apprehended by Mexican authorities and sent to California last month, and he was sent to Fairfax County on July 31. He is being held at the Fairfax County jail on his previous charges of carnal knowledge, manufacturing sexually explicit material involving a minor, possession of cocaine, and indecent liberties, police said.

Anyone with information about other potential victims or about how Thomason eluded capture can contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), by e-mail at fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by texting "TIP187" plus your message to 274637. People can also call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.